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Pre-Game Capsule: Coyotes vs. Bruins

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content


Coyotes (0-3-1) vs. Bruins (1-2-0)

The Coyotes will attempt to end a 10-game losing streak (0-9-1) vs. Boston. Arizona last defeated the Bruins on Oct. 9, 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic.

WHERE: Gila River Arena

WHEN: 6 p.m. (AZ time)

TV: FOX Sports Arizona 


Video: 'To Get Breaks, Have to Work Hard'


• Louis Domingue will start in goal in place of Antti Raanta, who left Arizona's 4-2 loss vs. Detroit on Thursday because of a lower-body injury. Domingue has played in three of the team's first four games and has stopped 77 fo 87 shots. Marek Langhamer will be Domingue's backup.

• Oliver Ekman-Larsson will enter the game with 40 power-play goals, which is tied with Fredrik Olausson for most in Coyotes/Jets history by a defenseman.

Video: Ekman-Larsson on Keys vs. Bruins

• Rookie Clayton Keller will compete vs. friend Charlie McAvoy for the first time on NHL ice. Keller and McAvoy were teammates at Boston University last season and ranked first and sixth on the team in points, respectively. Both 19-year-olds are considered among the favorites to win this season's Calder Trophy. Keller ranks second among NHL rookies in ice time/per game at 20:29; McAvoy ranks fourth at 19:45.

• Lawson Crouse will enter the game leading the Coyotes with 17 hits. That ranks tied for third in the NHL after Friday's games.

• Boston has lost two games in a row - both to Colorado - since starting the season with a home win over Nashville. Backup goalie Anton Khudobin will make his first start of the season. 

Tweet from @ArizonaCoyotes: Lineups are in! #YotesSocialNight


• "Obviously you want to win games, but you can't do anything about the games we've played. We've got to look forward and do something about that. (The Bruins) are always hard to play against. They battle hard and they have some skill up front and a lot of good d-men as well. I think if we can get the puck behind them and play like we did (Thursday), we'll be fine and get some good chances." -- Oliver Ekman-Larsson

• "I don't think we're too down in here, which is good. It's just a matter of getting that first win. I think our game is trending in the right direction. Everyone seems to be buying in, so we've just got to keep going. Our scoring chances were up the last game and our shots against were down. We were playing in our d-zone a lot less. We were executing better. It's just a matter of doing it over and over and over again." -- Alex Goligoski

• "(The Bruins) are pretty diligent in their systems. You've got to beat them. Very rarely are they going to throw games to you. You've got to make sure you stay on top of your game ... We're a team that can't have four or five passengers. Maybe some other teams can afford it at certain times, but we can't afford it. So, that's the biggest key." -- Rick Tocchet  

Video: Tocchet on Raanta, Domingue


READ: Tocchet Says Raanta is "Day-to-Day"

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